Species Clostridium thermautotrophicum

Name: Clostridium thermautotrophicum corrig. Wiegel et al. 1982

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; Gr. masc. pron. autos, self; Gr. masc./fem. n. trophos, a feeder; N.L. neut. adj. thermautotrophicum, self-feeding in heat, indicating that the organism grows at elevated temperatures and uses CO2 as its principal carbon source for growth

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 33924; DSM 1974; JW 701/3

16S rRNA gene: X58353 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Wiegel J, Braun M, Gottschalk G. Clostridium thermoautotrophicum species nova, a thermophile producing acetate from molecular hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Curr. Microbiol. 1981; 5:255-260.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 9. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1982; 32:384-385.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Moorella thermoacetica (Fontaine et al. 1942) Collins et al. 1994

Parent taxon: Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Wiegel J, Braun M, Gottschalk G. Clostridium thermoautotrophicum species nova, a thermophile producing acetate from molecular hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Curr. Microbiol. 1981; 5:255-260.

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